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#1 suburban 12 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:49 PM

My brother is in college and I guess he sits in his dorm room and finds stuff on craigslist all day. :bigrofl:  Today, I was outside and my brother calls and tells me to get on the computer and look at this troy bilt tiller for $50, only needed a carb cleaning and the recoil tightened. He tells me that I should go get it, Its a good deal. I got on, looked at it and emailed the person. Less than five minuets later, I got a call and it is the people with the tiller. I talked to them and someone was supposed to look at it tomorrow, they said it was mine if I came and got it tonight. I got a friend to give me a ride, we went out and got it, got it home and unloaded, and I started messing with it. The guy said that he had it running earlier and just didn't feel like messing with it anymore. I tightened the pull rope, held the choke shut and it started in the first couple pulls. It ran fine and stayed running till I let go of the choke. It also came with a books and several papers that I guess came with it when it was bought. This will make a great tiller for my mom to use since she doesn't like my brothers frazer tiller. This makes the second thing that my brother has found for me wile sitting at college where he cant go get it himself. :worship: I am quite happy that he cant get it himself, I got a great tractor and now a tiller because of it. The only thing I need to worry about now it telling my mom that I bought another tiller and need to find some were to put it.

 

For some reason the uploader is saying the pics are too big. I have the pic I took with my phone in the back of my friends blazer. I will put more on shortly.

 

My brothers frazer

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:53 PM

The Troybilt is a great tiller, but they will "jump" & almost out of your hands if you set the depth of cut too deep at one pass.  For your Mom especially, be sure to set the depth shallow, then go deeper on a 2nd or 3rd pass to avoid "jumps".  The harder the ground, the more violent the jumps are. It sometimes feels like it's gonna pull your arms out of their sockets.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:57 PM

I could use a guy like that on my team, specially for the bargain $$ items. Congrats! :thumbs:


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 09:01 PM

Thanks for the advice. Here are more pics.

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 03:32 AM

Love the Frazer.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 03:45 AM

If you get me the TroyBilt SN I can tell you what year it was built.
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Posted April 15, 2013 - 04:13 AM

Looks like you got a nice tiller.

 

 

The Troybilt is a great tiller, but they will "jump" & almost out of your hands if you set the depth of cut too deep at one pass.  For your Mom especially, be sure to set the depth shallow, then go deeper on a 2nd or 3rd pass to avoid "jumps".  The harder the ground, the more violent the jumps are. It sometimes feels like it's gonna pull your arms out of their sockets.

 

This is true!  I used a Troy Bilt once and it jumped into the air and the handle came down on my shoulder and I thought sure my shoulder was broken.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 06:04 AM

If you get me the TroyBilt SN I can tell you what year it was built.

Were is the SN? I will look later and get it to you. 


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 06:09 AM

Right here on the transmission case on the right side just above the axle, you'll have to scrap the dirt and grease off first, it will be hand stamped. You can see the SN on mine it's an early '81 model. The chart I have breaks it down to first half or second half of the year, from 1961 to 1983.

I need to post that in the manuals section. I also have the rebuild manual for the transmission I need to upload.

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 06:43 AM

That's a pretty good deal on your Troybilt.  Your brother is developing a good track record.  I hope you get it running good.  Thanks for the great photographs.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 06:48 AM

50 bucks! Are you sure you bought it from ther owner?

 

I'd like to see the Fraser running.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:37 PM

 I'd like to see the Fraser running.

 

Here is the link to a video of my brothers frazer running.

 

I got to mess with the carb adjustments today and got it to run good with no choke. :D  :D  I left the craigslist add up and my mom was on the computer today, saw it and said we didn't need another tiller. :rolling:  :bigrofl: I plan on telling her in the next few days that I already bought it. My brother was looking again today and found a new furrower for sale on craigslist, same people? Its out of my price range or I would think about it, they are asking $150.


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 05:25 AM

Thanks for the video!


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 09:03 PM

My mom officially knows that we have a new till that she can use.



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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Looks like a nice tiller. Congrats.
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